5196 R or J?

Oct 10, 2018,20:34 PM

Greetings to all,

I’m currently deciding on which version to get for the 5196...I’m stuck between R and J. I like the whiter dial on the J but prefer the rose gold case. I will be wearing the watch as an office or smart casual watch. Any thoughts from 5196 owners or anyone in general? Thanks

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I don't think "J" can be beat...

 By: mdg : October 10th, 2018-22:01
...for a dress watch.

It all depends

 By: sham1 : October 10th, 2018-22:09
on your skin colour! If you are tanned or have a darker tone, I would go for the rose as it would match well. Yellow was a more vintage look but to be honest, white is my favourite on this model!

+1 [nt]

 By: thegrailwatch : October 11th, 2018-08:02

I agree with Sham, for us Asians or malay to be exact the rose gold fits.

 By: geross : October 10th, 2018-22:26
My opinion. I think it's best to try all options then decide what's best. In your eyes. Cheers 🍻 Geross.

Thanks for the reply,

 By: glimmer : October 11th, 2018-01:55
and I appreciate your thoughts.

I would go for R in a heartbeat!

 By: 1WatchMan : October 10th, 2018-23:13
But it's a very personal decision, you should try them on and decide afterwards.

I’d go for the R but... I love the P!

 By: westrop : October 11th, 2018-04:46

I am with you! [nt]

 By: amanico : October 11th, 2018-06:47

No, really? 5196??? [nt]

 By: amanico : October 11th, 2018-09:10

I did some research: it’s this one: 3998R for Garrards

 By: westrop : October 11th, 2018-09:30
 Picture credit to watch centre

A classic watch asks for J [nt]

 By: COUNT DE MONET : October 11th, 2018-05:38

A pretty convincing argument

 By: thegrailwatch : October 11th, 2018-08:05
was made by Khalid43 on IG👇 ...  

Can’t go wrong with any iteration...

 By: keks : October 11th, 2018-14:21
Comes down to what you would feel most at ease with and how it fits your watch collection and lifestyle needs. They are both stunning! Sorry no help...